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Levski near group stage goal

Published: Wednesday 9 August 2006, 23.28CET
PFC Levski Sofia 2-0 AC Chievo Verona Levski moved a stride closer to becoming the first Bulgarian team to participate in the group stage.
by Stoyan Georgiev
from Sofia

Match statistics

LevskiChievo

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 9 August 2006, 23.28CET

Levski near group stage goal

PFC Levski Sofia 2-0 AC Chievo Verona Levski moved a stride closer to becoming the first Bulgarian team to participate in the group stage.

PFC Levski Sofia are a step closer to realising their dream of becoming the first Bulgarian team to reach the group stage of the UEFA Champions League after defeating AC Chievo Verona 2-0 in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie.

Early miss
Things could have been so different for the Italian visitors had Brazilian forward Amauri not shot straight at goalkeeper Georgi Petkov from close range after a first-minute slip by Elin Topuzakov. Levski punished that profligacy on eight minutes as Lucio Wagner and Hristo Yovov combined down the left and the latter's low cross was met by Valeri Domovchiyski whose shot gave Chievo custodian Vincenzo Sicignano no chance.

Maiden match
Chievo, playing their first match at this level following one previous campaign in the UEFA Cup, began the second half strongly and Simone Tiribocchi failed to take advantage of a decent opening before having a goal disallowed for a foul on Igor Tomašić. Levski responded in kind, Domovchiyski flicking a header narrowly wide. Giuseppe Scurto then hit the post for the Serie A side, while Petkov did well to repel two efforts from Sergio Pellissier.

‘Very tough’
Levski coach Stanimir Stoilov's decision to swap the tiring Domochiyski and Dimitar Telkiyski with Emil Angelov and Miroslav Ivanov proved instrumental in the second goal, as Angelov was felled in the area after running on to a through-ball from his fellow substitute. Frenchman Cédric Bardon stepped up to coolly dispatch the penalty, leaving Stoilov to say: “We’re under no illusions about the second leg – it will be very tough as Chievo will throw everything at us as they need a win.”

Last updated: 10/08/06 14.35CET

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Lineups

levski

Levski

chievo

Chievo

1
G. PetkovGeorgi Petkov (GK)
1
SicignanoVincenzo Sicignano (GK)
4
TomašićIgor Tomašić
4
MantovaniAndrea Mantovani
6
EromoigbeRichard Eromoigbe
7
SemioliFranco Semioli
7
BorimirovDaniel Borimirov
8
GiuntiFederico Giunti
10
YovovHristo Yovov
Substitution90
10
ZanchettaAndrea Zanchetta
Substitution62
11
TopuzakovElin Topuzakov (C)
Yellow Card14
11
AmauriAmauri
17
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Goal8
Substitution75
23
LannaSalvatore Lanna (C)
20
AngelovStanislav Angelov
26
ScurtoGiuseppe Scurto
Yellow Card85
21
TelkiyskiDimitar Telkiyski
Substitution83
27
MoroFabio Moro
25
Lucio WagnerLucio Wagner
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi
Yellow Card59
27
BardonCédric Bardon
Goal86
90
TiribocchiSimone Tiribocchi
Substitution68

Substitutes

88
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
18
SquizziLorenzo Squizzi (GK)
3
MilanovZhivko Milanov
Substitution90
20
MarcoliniMichele Marcolini
Substitution62
18
IvanovMiroslav Ivanov
Substitution83
31
PellissierSergio Pellissier
Substitution68
28
E. AngelovEmil Angelov
Substitution75
9
BrunoSalvatore Bruno
5
HristovBorislav Hristov
19
MalagoMarco Malago
19
BornosuzovAtanas Bornosuzov
21
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
77
KoprivarovMilan Koprivarov
47
MarcheseGiovanni Marchese

Coach

Stanimir Stoilov (BUL) Giuseppe Pillon (ITA)

Referee

Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Zlamal (CZE), Ludek Lhotak (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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